Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend

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SaikouCon. $20 to $30. Cosplayers, voice actors, J-pop musicians and more will gather at Split Rock Resort, 100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, from Aug. 26 through 28 for SaikouCon 2016. Admission to Friday’s noon through 9 p.m. session and Saturday’s 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. session is $30 each day, while Sunday’s 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. session is $20. For more information, email [email protected] or call Split Rock at 570-722-9111.

Wally Lake Fest. Free! Celebrate Lake Wallenpaupack during the annual Wally Lake Fest which runs Aug. 26 through 28 in Hawley. Attractions include dam tours, art galleries, kayak demonstrations, bike rides, an ice cream social, a boat parade and free sailboat rides. For more information, contact Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center at 570-226-2141.

Blue Mountain Beer Fest. $35. It’s never too early to get into the Oktoberfest spirit. This weekend, enjoy unlimited samples of beer and bourbon on tap at Blue Mountain Resort’s second beer fest. The event lasts from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the resort’s 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton location. For more information, call 610-826-7700.

Jeffrey Gaines with special guest Muriel Anderson. $20. Singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines performs with supporting act, Muriel Anderson, starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Gaines broke into the grunge heavy music scene of the early ’90s and became known for passionate live performances and inspired songwriting. He had a commercial hit with his 2001 cover of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” Muriel Anderson is an accomplished guitar and harp-guitar player who performs Aug. 27 in front of a display of visual art by photo-artist and cinematographer Bryan Allen. For more information, call 570-325-0249.